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  • Remember The Alamo - 668 words
    In many books about of the Alamo all said, The phrase "Remember the Alamo", an often misquoted reference to the 1836 battle, actually does very little to help us remember the real Alamo. Largely ignored are the years following the 1793 secularization of Mission San Antonio de Valero. Until recently, this period of the Alamo's history seemed doomed to remain hidden forever. The history of the Alamo begins long before 1836. It is the story of a thriving community whose citizens lived and died within the shadow of the mission's walls. Built by Spanish priests and their Indian converts, the mission San Antonio de Valero later became the home to the Spanish soldiers whose company name, Alamo de P ...
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  • Road To Brown - 656 words
    The Road to Brown was lead by a man named Charles Houston. Houston devoted his entire life to try and get equal treatment for blacks. But in order to begin the road to equality, a previous decision, Plessy v. Ferguson, which gave the separate but equal clause, had to be overturned. This was eventually accomplished in the Supreme Court decision of Brown v. the Board of Education. Brown v. the Board of Education was the result of many court decisions and developments in Civil Rights prior to 1954. Many developments in the area of Civil Rights helped contribute to the end of separate but equal. In 1947 Jackie Robinson integrated baseball by becoming the first black to play in the major league. ...
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  • Life And Legend Of Howard Hughes - 1,970 words
    The Life and Legend of Howard Hughes Throughout the 20th century, it has been the media's job to pinpoint what events and people would prove to be an effective story. This was certainly the case for Howard R. Hughes. Son to the wealthy Howard Hughes Sr., Howard became the interest of the American people and newspapers for most of his life. Being deemed one of the most famous men of the mid-20th century was greatly attributed to Hughes's skills as an industrialist, aviator, and motion-picture producer combined with his enormous wealth, intellect, and achievement. The media thrived on Howard's unusual and sometimes scandalous life, especially in his later years when newspapers would frequently ...
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  • Andrew Jackson - 1,297 words
    Andrew Jackson, born in 1767 was a child of poor Scotch-Irish immigrants. He ended up with enough education Jacksons father died before he was born. The Revolutionary War started soon after he was born. It was very bloody in the wild and poor country where they lived. Jackson at the age of 13, joined a regiment. He was captured by the British, was wounded and nearly killed by a sword to the face for not polishing a British officers boots. He and his brother, imprisoned together, caught smallpox. Jacksons mother got the boys released, but his brother died on the long trip home. His mother later went to tend wounded American prisoners and was fatally stricken by By his 30s Jackson had been ele ...
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  • Who Influenced Michael Jordan To Become The Player And Person He Is Today - 1,085 words
    Who Influenced Michael Jordan to Become the Player and Person He is Today? 1. Bye, Bye, Bye (Retirement from the Game) Well everyone has theyre own opinion about Michael Jordan, but one thing is certain, he is a phenomenal athlete with a unique combination of grace, power, artistry and the improvisational ability. He is not only the top player of his Era, but is quite possibly the best player to wear the uniform of a NBA team. He is the most recognizable athlete in the world and is believed to be the best there ever was, is, or ever will be. (NBA.com) A person to this magnitude has obviously a success, being able to have a family of his own and, knowing that there are thousands of people loo ...
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  • My Life - 1,302 words
    I was born on June 26, 1967 on the big island of Hawaii in the town of Hilo at Hilo hospital, the second child (older sister Naomi was born one year before) of Spanish, Filipino (-father), Italian, and Romanian (-mother) ancestry. After my brief stint in the hospital I went home to 375 Ululani St. As an infant, I enjoyed the house, for I loved to travel about and explore. For the first two years of my life, my mother reared me carefully, exposing me to certain experiences that might have a positive influence on my intellect while my father was in a far away land fighting a war in a place called Vietnam as a U.S Army Ranger. Sometime in 1970 my father returned, I remember standing on the asph ...
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  • Blockbuster - 1,011 words
    David P. Cook created the first Blockbuster Video store in October 1985 in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Cook intended to establish " video superstores" that would respond to the on going trends in the video industry during the 1980's because the number or households buying VCRs was increasing very much and so was the number of film titles. He wanted to create a store that would respond to the customer's needs such as: nice facilities, wide selections of videos, fast service, and convenience. A computer system was developed so that the company was able to track specific demographic data, customer's renting patterns, and the number of times a cassette has been rented, and the information was collected t ...
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  • Globalization Of Coke - 1,002 words
    Coca-Cola is a company that is known worldwide for its product. It is a drink that spans all ages, colors, races, and countries. The Coca-Cola Company is one that has been around for over 100 years, and has used this time to perfect its marketing strategy. The success of the company was built on many people with the great business knowledge and know-how to take a simply drink, and make it into a symbol that represents humanity. This paper will focus on not only the globalization of Coke, and Coke as a company, but also what advertising and media strategies have been used to help in the discourse of its globalization. The Coca-Cola Company is the world's leading manufacturer, marketer, and di ...
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  • Models For Predicting Corporate Financial Distress - 2,245 words
    ... ntly, logit analysis has been compared to a more advanced analytical tool, neural networks. Research has found that the approaches perform similarly and should be used in combination (Altman, Marco, and Varetto 1994). Based on multiple discriminate analysis (MDA), the model predicts a company's financial health based on a discriminant function of the form: Z=0.012X1+0.014X2+0.033X3+0.006X4+0.999X5 X3=earnings before interest and taxes/total assets X4=market value of equity/book value of total liabilities The Z-Score model (developed in 1968) was based on a sample composed of 66 manufacturing companies with 33 firms in each of two matched-pair groups. The bankruptcy group consisted of com ...
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  • Employee Retention - 1,099 words
    ... ouraged and appreciated. Emphasizing knowledge sharing and employee feedback is very important when looking to retain skilled workers. An open door policy encourages employees at all levels to ask questions, contribute ideas, and resolve issues. A sharing atmosphere gives everyone a voice in creating the type of corporate culture they would like to work in. A company that values interpersonal relationships encourages managers to meet with their employees. Meeting over lunch to answer questions and share information helps create a tighter bond between employee and employer. The loosening of bonds between employer and employee is one of the reasons for high employee turnover. One-on-one me ...
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    J. Banks, J. Brown, E. Kimble, J. Sachsel Enterprise Network Management Solution University of Maryland, University College J. Banks, J. Brown, E. Kimble, J. Sachsel Abstract .................................................. ........................ 3 Management........................................ .................................. 4 Biography .................................................. ........................ 6 Software .................................................. ........................ 8 Cases............................................. ............................. 13 Profit Chain .................................................. ........................ 19 Conclusions .. ...
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  • Dwight David Eisenhower - 813 words
    Dwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons from David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. After his birth the family moved to Abilene, Kansas where Dwight graduated from high school in 1909. He was awarded a scholarship to West Point military academy. He was commisioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation in September of 1915. After being stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Dwight met Mary (Mamie) Geneva Doud, and they were married on July 1, 1916. The couple had two sons, Doud Dwight Eisenhower and John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower. Doud Dwight, nicknamed Little Icky, was born on September 24, 1917. He died three years later ,on Janua ...
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  • Management Of The Blms Public Lands System - 984 words
    Management of the BLM's Public Lands System The government has control of over one-third of the nation's land, and 398 million acres of that is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM 6). This land hold a wide diversity of resources, from timber, and grazing lands found on the surface to a mass of oil, natural gas, and minerals laying below the earth. The history of these lands is hardly a dull story, because it is the story of the taming of the "Wild West". Should the BLM though, still be controlling these lands under the same laws that where put in affect to establish the Western Frontier. I feel that a radical reevaluation of these laws needs to take place, in order to adapt them ...
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    Militarization of the U.S. Mexico Border Corranle, all viene la migra!, translated into English, this means Run, there comes immigration! This is what illegal immigrants shout everyday when they are about to cross the Rio Grande in search for better lives. Unfortunately, not many get through alive because of the militarization that has developed on the U.S. border with Mexico. Operation Rio Grande continues a process put in motion over a century ago by the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. It tries to erase the reality of a social geographical order that defies neat national divisions and impose a narrow notion of citizenship on people on both sides of the international boundary. In the process, ...
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  • Jackson - 1,442 words
    The Emergence of a more Democratic Republic We should recall that democracy as we understand it at the end of the Twentieth Century did not exist in the ages of Jefferson and Jackson. Today we accept the notion that democracy means that every citizen has a vote, with certain reasonable restrictions such as age, registration requirements and so on. In the early 1800s it was generally accepted that in order to vote a person needed to have a legal stake in the system, which could mean property ownership or some economic equivalent. In many states the people did not vote for presidential electors, and U. S. senators were elected by the state legislatures. Even eligibility to vote for members of ...
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  • Audie Murphy - 508 words
    This is Audie Murphy's life story. At the tender age of 12, he becomes the head of the family after his father deserts them. He joins the army at the age of 18 and through the course of the war is decorated for valor nine times thus becoming the most decorated combat soldier in World War II. Audie does one of the bravest acts any soldier ever did during the war. He climbs aboard a burning tank destroyer and single handedly keeps the enemy from advancing on his position. He spends almost an hour on top of the tank destroyer until his ammunition is exhausted. Seconds later after climbing off the tank destroyer, it explodes. For this action, Audie receives the Medal of Honor. CAPT, INF, TEX NG ...
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  • The Explorations Of La Salle - 1,611 words
    Before a territory can be settled, it has to be explored. Through an exquisite quest, amongst adventure and hardships, Sir Rene Robert Cavelier de La Salle set out to explore the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. In the winter of 1681-1682, the French explorer Rene Robert Cavalier, Sieur de la Salle, led an expedition from Canada down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico. La Salle reached the river's outlet to the gulf, where he set up a cross and a wooden post carved with the coat of arms of his king, Louis XIV. In the presence of a handful of followers, the thirty-nine-year old explorer claimed the entire Mississippi watershed for France, and named the new territory "Louisiana." Hi ...
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  • Profiles In Courage - 1,014 words
    In John F. Kennedy's book, Profiles in Courage, he discusses men who he believes to be politically courageous. He points out in each case how they stood up for what they believed in no matter what the consequences. JFK goes into detail about eight different men, including, John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster and Thomas Hart Benton. Some of these men were hated and mocked by their own political party and very few others were praised and earned the respect of their country. John Quincy Adams was a Massachusetts Senator. His support of the Embargo Bill, which cut off all trade with Great Britain, caused him great unpopularity. He was a Federalist. His party, his constituents, and even his home st ...
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  • Carry Nation - 787 words
    As America moved to the cities traditions were changed or altered. These alterations included womens interests and their challenge to Americas traditional values. One such woman was Carry Amelia Moore Nation. The daughter of George and Mary (Campbell) Moore, was born on November 25, 1846, in Garrard County, Kentucky. A formidable woman, nearly 6 feet tall and weighing 175 pounds, she dressed in stark black and white clothing. She was enrolled in Warrensburg Normal Institute and, after receiving a teaching certificate, taught school in Holden, Missouri, for four years. In 1877 she married David Nation, a lawyer, newspaperman, and sometime minister in the The Nations moved to Texas in 1879 and ...
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    17941876, Mexican general and politician. He fought in the royalist army, but later joined Iturbide in the struggle that won independence for Mexico (1821). Santa Anna then entered upon a long and tortuous political career. His actions were governed by opportunism rather than by any fixed principle, and he shifted his allegiance from party to party, his fortunes rising and falling with bewildering rapidity. He led the revolution against Iturbide (1823); aided, then revolted against, Vicente Guerrero; and turned against Anastasio Bustamante after helping him to power. His victory over the Spanish when Guerrero was in power gained for him a popularity which he turned into political capital; he ...
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